I’m heading out on a little road trip this weekend! My youngest sister moved four hours away, so my other sister and I are road trippin’ to visit her. I’m definitely looking forward to a few days of quality sister time!
I’m in charge of bringing the board games (here are some of my favorites) and have a few other random things to deliver to Molly, so I started making a packing list in my planner the other day. That got me thinking that I really need a printable packing list that I can use to get organized before every trip! I’m loving my new planner, so I created a printable packing list template and tucked several copies in the back of it so they’re ready to go whenever I have a trip coming up.
Pin to save this list for your next trip!
I love share printables with you, so of course I’ll share this pretty printable packing list. Doesn’t a pretty list make packing sound so much more fun? I actually like packing, but I’m kinda strange ?. Packing is going to be even more enjoyable when I have a list of items to check off as I go.
If you’re anything like me, you often think of random things to pack in the days leading up to a trip and then forget about them when it comes time to pack your bags. Printing off a copy of this packing list a week ahead of your trip will give you a place to jot down random items as you think of them, making packing much less stressful and hopefully avoiding the gut feeling of knowing you forgot something.
I kept this printable packing list super simple since everyone will be packing different items. The checklist is divided into six categories: clothing, toiletries, accessories, electronics, entertainment and miscellaneous.
If you’re prepping for a family vacation, it would work great to print a packing list for each family member so you have a list for yourself and for the kids.
I set up this list as an editable PDF so you can easily type your list right into each box. You can also print out a blank copy and handwrite your list. It’s totally up to you! If you pack the same things over and over again, like toiletries, type them in the list and save to your computer so you have a list pre-created for every trip.
The file includes a letter-size template and an A5 size template. Print the one that works best for you or fits inside your planner!
A written packing list is also helpful because you can pack the list itself and use it to do an inventory of your bags before you head home. I think this will be extra helpful when I go stay at my parents because I often bring a lot of electronics and games that get scattered around the house. That inventory would also be nice to have when you’re trying to keep track of all of your kids’ items on top of your own.
Are you a methodical packer who follows a list, or do you like to wing it?
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